«POLITICAL CONSTITUTION OF PERU 29 December 1993 Translation by PETER B. HELLER Based on the Official Edition of the Constitution Published by the ...»
Seventh. The initial general elections held on the basis of the present Constitution, so long as the decentralization process takes place, will take place on a single district basis.
Eighth. The constitutional provisions that mandate these elections will be the subject of implementing constitutional laws.
The following have priority:
1. The norms of decentralization and, among them, those that allow the election of new officials by 1995 at the latest. And
2. Matters relative to the machinery and process to progressively eliminate the legal monopolies granted in public service concessions and licenses.
Ninth. The replacement of the members of the National Board of Elections, installed in accordance with this Constitution, will begin with those elected by the Bar Association [Colegio de Abogados] of Lima and the faculties of law of the public universities.
Tenth. The law establishes instrumentalities such as the offices, functionaries, and civil servants of the Civil Status Registry of local governments and those of the Elections Registry who are included in the National Register of Identification and Civil Status.
Eleventh. The provisions of the Constitution that demand new or major public expenditures are to be implemented progressively.
Twelfth. The departmental political organization of the Republic includes the following departments: Amazonas, Ancash, Apurímac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Cuzco, Huancavelica, Huánuco, Ica, Junin, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Moquegua, Pasco, Piura, Puno, San Martín, Tacna, Tumbes, Ucayali; and the Constitutional Province of Callao.
Thirteenth. As long as the Regions are not established and until the time when their presidents are elected in accordance with this Constitution, the Executive Power determines the jurisdiction of the Transitory Councils of Regional Administration now in operation according to the area of each one of the departments established in the country.
Fourteenth. Once it is approved by the Democratic Constituent Congress, the present Constitution goes into effect in accordance with the result of the referendum held according to constitutional law.
Fifteenth. The provisions contained in the present Constitution as regards the number of congressmen, the terms of the legislative mandate, and the Standing Committee do not apply to the Democratic Constituent Congress.
Sixteenth. Once this Constitution is promulgated, it will replace that of 1979.
Declaration by the Democratic Constituent Congress The Congress declares that Peru, a country in the southern hemisphere, connected to the Antarctic by coastlines that reach out towards it, as well as by ecological factors and historical antecedents, and in accordance with the rights and obligations in the corollary of the Antarctic Treaty, proposes the conservation of the Antarctic as a zone of peace dedicated to scientific research and the application of an international regime which, without undermining the rights belonging to the Nation, enhances the benefit of all humanity, the rational and equitable exploitation of the resources of the Antarctic, and insures the protection and conservation of the ecosystem of the said continent.
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